Proverbs

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J.M. Hewes, printer, 1853 - Proverbs - 104 pages
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Page 23 - Never be angry with your neighbor because his religious views differ from yours, for all the branches of a tree do not lean the same way.
Page 24 - God's noblest sons, I think, will be selected from those that know how to take wealth, with all its temptations, and maintain godliness therewith. It is hard to ba a saint standing in a golden niche — И.
Page 35 - Beautiful peaches are not always the best flavored ; neither are handsome women the most amiable.
Page 14 - If most married women possessed as much prudence as they do vanity, we should find many husbands far happier.
Page 21 - To keep your own secrets is wisdom ; but to expect others to keep them is folly.
Page 56 - ... proud oak of the forest in a storm ; but the pious poor man, the reed in the bog. 8. As a storm conceals the glories of the sun and defaces the beauty of the landscape, even so do maddening passions deform the soul, bearing along with their impetuous waves both pestilence and death. CHAPTER XIX. 1. The difference between a puppy and a fool is this — the one is born blind and continues so for nine days only, while the other remains with his eyes shut all his life. 2. As the...
Page 11 - ... last. 7. Should thy birth be noble, let good deeds show it ; should thy birth be mean, let Christian graces beautify it. 8. Men possessing small souls are generally the authors of great evil. 9. To die happy you must live holy ; receiving injuries without complaining, and readily forgiving them. , 10. Better that ignorant men remain silent, than babble from the lack of argument. 11. While travelling I have often noticed bull-dogs lying still while puppies were barking. 12. For a tutor to give...
Page 20 - ... cannot remedy ; but the greatest folly to clamor against them. 7. Would you have others to befriend you, be friendly ; would you have them to respect you, respect yourself. 8. As there is innocence in babes, and imbecility in old age, even so there is envy in poverty, and arrogance in opulence. 9. To receive an injury is to be wounded ; but to forgive and to forget it, is the cure. 10. Law without justice is as a wound without a cure.
Page 30 - 9. If a felon trembles before an earthly judge, who is but mere man, how will the impenitent man stand before the heavenly Judge who is both God and man ? CHAPTER IX. 1. As there are charms in music, and value in gold, even so there is danger in beauty, and delusion in pleasure. 2. It is easier to make the indigent wealthy, and the arrogant meek, than to make a rebel loyal, lawyers preach what they practise, or parsons practise all^hey preach.
Page 8 - Strong drinks are like wars, making . cripples of some men, and sending others to the grave. 8. No man should think better or worse of himself merely on account of his birth; but rather let all think soberly.

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